Amateur Radio Test Preview Chapter
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Pre-Testing Information.



* The questions contained within this pool must be used in all
Technician examinations beginning April 15, 2000, and is intended to
be used up through June 30, 2003.

* The correct answer position A,B,C,D appears in parenthesis following
each question number [eg, in T1A01 (B), position B contains the
correct answer text].



Question Pool
ELEMENT 2 - TECHNICIAN CLASS
as released by
Question Pool Committee
National Conference of
Volunteer Examiner Coordinators
February 1, 2000



SUBELEMENT T1 -- COMMISSION'S RULES [9 Exam Questions -- 9 Groups]

T1A Basis and purpose of amateur service and definitions; Station
/Operator license; classes of US amateur licenses, including basic
differences; privileges of the various license classes; term of
licenses; grace periods; modifications of licenses; current mailing
address on file with FCC

T1A01 @N1A02 (B) [97]
Who makes and enforces the rules and regulations of the amateur
service in the US?
A. The Congress of the United States
B. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
C. The Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs)
D. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

T1A02 @N1A06 (D) [97.1]
What are two of the five purposes for the amateur service?
A. To protect historical radio data, and help the public understand
radio history
B. To help foreign countries improve communication and technical
skills, and encourage visits from foreign hams
C. To modernize radio schematic drawings, and increase the pool of
electrical drafting people
D. To increase the number of trained radio operators and electronics
experts, and improve international goodwill

T1A03 @N1A09 (D) [97.3a5]
*Modified C from Educational Review
What is the definition of an amateur station?
A. A station in a public radio service used for radiocommunications
B. A station using radiocommunications for a commercial purpose
C. A station using equipment for training new broadcast operators and
technicians
D. A station in the Amateur Radio service used for
radiocommunications

T1A04 @N1A10 (C) [97.3a12]
What is the definition of a control operator of an amateur station?
A. Anyone who operates the controls of the station
B. Anyone who is responsible for the station's equipment
C. Any licensed amateur operator who is responsible for the station's
transmissions
D. The amateur operator with the highest class of license who is near
the controls of the station


T1A05 @N1B03 (C) [97.5a]
*Modified B for Form 605
Which of the following is required before you can operate an amateur
station in the US?
A. You must hold an FCC operator's training permit for a licensed
radio station
B. You must submit an FCC Form 605 together with a license
examination fee
C. The FCC must grant you an amateur operator/primary station license
D. The FCC must issue you a Certificate of Successful Completion of
Amateur Training

T1A06 @N1B06 (A) [97.9a]
What must happen before you are allowed to operate an amateur station?
A. The FCC database must show that you have been granted an amateur
license
B. You must have written authorization from the FCC
C. You must have written authorization from a Volunteer Examiner
Coordinator
D. You must have a copy of the FCC Rules, Part 97, at your station
location

T1A07 @N1B10 (D) [97.9a]
*Modified Q, A, B, C, D for Rules changes
What are the US amateur operator licenses that a new amateur might
earn?
A. Novice, Technician, General, Advanced
B. Technician, Technician Plus, General, Advanced
C. Novice, Technician, General, Advanced
D. Technician, Technician with Morse code, General, Amateur Extra

T1A08 @N1D12 (C) [97.5a]
How soon after you pass the elements required for your first Amateur
Radio license may you transmit?
A. Immediately
B. 30 days after the test date
C. As soon as the FCC grants you a license
D. As soon as you receive your license from the FCC

T1A09 @N1D11 (A) [97.21a3i]
*Modified Q for form 605 and ULS
How soon before the expiration date of your license should you send
the FCC a completed Form 605 or file with the Universal Licensing
System on the World Wide Web for a renewal?
A. No more than 90 days
B. No more than 30 days
C. Within 6 to 9 months
D. Within 6 months to a year

T1A10 @T1A10 (C) [97.25a]
What is the normal term for which a new amateur station license is
granted?
A. 5 years
B. 7 years
C. 10 years
D. For the lifetime of the licensee

T1A11 @T1A11 (A) [97.21b]
What is the "grace period" during which the FCC will renew an expired
10-year license?
A. 2 years
B. 5 years
C. 10 years
D. There is no grace period

T1A12 @N1D06 (B) [97.23b]
What is one way you may notify the FCC if your mailing address
changes?
A. Fill out an FCC Form 605 using your new address, attach a copy of
your license, and mail it to your local FCC Field Office
B. Fill out an FCC Form 605 using your new address, attach a copy of
your license, and mail it to the FCC office in Gettysburg, PA
C. Call your local FCC Field Office and give them your new address
over the phone or e-mail this information to the local Field Office
D. Call the FCC office in Gettysburg, PA, and give them your new
address over the phone or e-mail this information the FCC

T1B Frequency privileges authorized to the Technician control
operator (VHF/UHF and HF)

T1B01 @New (B) [97.301a]
What are the frequency limits of the 6-meter band in ITU Region 2?
A. 52.0 - 54.5 MHz
B. 50.0 - 54.0 MHz
C. 50.1 - 52.1 MHz
D. 50.0 - 56.0 MHz

T1B02 @New (B) [97.301a]
What are the frequency limits of the 2-meter band in ITU Region 2?
A. 145.0 - 150.5 MHz
B. 144.0 - 148.0 MHz
C. 144.1 - 146.5 MHz
D. 144.0 - 146.0 MHz

T1B03 @N1C05 (B) [97.301f]
*Modified Q for Rules changes (deleted Novice from Q)
What are the frequency limits of the 1.25-meter band in ITU Region 2?
A. 225.0 - 230.5 MHz
B. 222.0 - 225.0 MHz
C. 224.1 - 225.1 MHz
D. 220.0 - 226.0 MHz

T1B04 @New (C) [97.301a]
What are the frequency limits of the 70-centimeter band in ITU Region
2?
A. 430.0 - 440.0 MHz
B. 430.0 - 450.0 MHz
C. 420.0 - 450.0 MHz
D. 432.0 - 435.0 MHz

T1B05 @New (D) [97.301a]
What are the frequency limits of the 33-centimeter band in ITU Region
2?
A. 903 - 927 MHz
B. 905 - 925 MHz
C. 900 - 930 MHz
D. 902 - 928 MHz

T1B06 @N1C06 (B) [97.301a]
*Modified Q answer key for Rules changes (deleted Novice from Q and
changed answer key correct answer)
What are the frequency limits of the 23-centimeter band?
A. 1260 - 1270 MHz
B. 1240 - 1300 MHz
C. 1270 - 1295 MHz
D. 1240 - 1246 MHz

T1B07 @New (A) [97.301a]
What are the frequency limits of the 13-centimeter band in ITU Region
2?
A. 2300 - 2310 MHz and 2390 - 2450 MHz
B. 2300 - 2350 MHz and 2400 - 2450 MHz
C. 2350 - 2380 MHz and 2390 - 2450 MHz
D. 2300 - 2350 MHz and 2380 - 2450 MHz

T1B08 @N1C01 (B) [97.301e]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What are the frequency limits of the 80-meter band for Technician
class licensees who have passed a Morse code exam?
A. 3500 - 4000 kHz
B. 3675 - 3725 kHz
C. 7100 - 7150 kHz
D. 7000 - 7300 kHz

T1B09 @N1C02 (C) [97.301e]
What are the frequency limits of the 40-meter band in ITU Region 2 for
Technician class licensees who have passed a Morse code exam?
A. 3500 - 4000 kHz
B. 3700 - 3750 kHz
C. 7100 - 7150 kHz
D. 7000 - 7300 kHz

T1B10 @N1C03 (A) [97.301e]
What are the frequency limits of the 15-meter band for Technician
class licensees who have passed a Morse code exam?
A. 21.100 - 21.200 MHz
B. 21.000 - 21.450 MHz
C. 28.000 - 29.700 MHz
D. 28.100 - 28.200 MHz

T1B11 @N1C04 (C) [97.301e]
What are the frequency limits of the 10-meter band for Technician
class licensees who have passed a Morse code exam?
A. 28.000 - 28.500 MHz
B. 28.100 - 29.500 MHz
C. 28.100 - 28.500 MHz
D. 29.100 - 29.500 MHz

T1B12 @T1A09 (C) [97.9b]
*Modified Q, C for Rules changes
If you are a Technician licensee who has passed a Morse code exam,
what is one document you can use to prove that you are authorized to
use certain amateur frequencies below 30 MHz?
A. A certificate from the FCC showing that you have notified them
that you will be using the HF bands
B. A certificate showing that you have attended a class in HF
communications
C. A Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination showing that
you have passed a Morse code exam
D. No special proof is required

T1C Emission privileges authorized to the Technician control operator
(VHF/UHF and HF)

T1C01 @T1B01 (D) [97.305c]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
On what HF band may a Technician licensee use FM phone emission?
A. 10 meters
B. 15 meters
C. 75 meters
D. None

T1C02 @T1B03 (B) [97.305c]
On what frequencies within the 6-meter band may phone emissions be
transmitted?
A. 50.0 - 54.0 MHz only
B. 50.1 - 54.0 MHz only
C. 51.0 - 54.0 MHz only
D. 52.0 - 54.0 MHz only

T1C03 @T1B04 (A) [97.305c]
On what frequencies within the 2-meter band may image emissions be
transmitted?
A. 144.1 - 148.0 MHz only
B. 146.0 - 148.0 MHz only
C. 144.0 - 148.0 MHz only
D. 146.0 - 147.0 MHz only

T1C04 @T1B05 (D) [97.305c]
What frequencies within the 2-meter band are reserved exclusively for
CW operations?
A. 146 - 147 MHz
B. 146.0 - 146.1 MHz
C. 145 - 148 MHz
D. 144.0 - 144.1 MHz

T1C05 @N1E01 (A) [97.305, 97.307f9]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What emission types are Technician control operators who have passed a
Morse code exam allowed to use in the 80-meter band?
A. CW only
B. Data only
C. RTTY only
D. Phone only

T1C06 @N1E05 (D) [97.305, 97.307f9]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What emission types are Technician control operators who have passed a
Morse code exam allowed to use from 7100 to 7150 kHz in ITU Region 2?
A. CW and data
B. Phone
C. Data only
D. CW only

T1C07 @N1E07 (C) [97.305]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What emission types are Technician control operators who have passed a
Morse code exam allowed to use on frequencies from 28.1 to 28.3 MHz?
A. All authorized amateur emission privileges
B. Data or phone
C. CW, RTTY and data
D. CW and phone

T1C08 @N1E08 (C) [97.305, 97.307f10]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What emission types are Technician control operators who have passed a
Morse code exam allowed to use on frequencies from 28.3 to 28.5 MHz?
A. All authorized amateur emission privileges
B. CW and data
C. CW and single-sideband phone
D. Data and phone

T1C09 @N1E09 (D) [97.305]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What emission types are Technician control operators allowed to use on
the amateur 1.25-meter band in ITU Region 2?
A. Only CW and phone
B. Only CW and data
C. Only data and phone
D. All amateur emission privileges authorized for use on the band

T1C10 @N1E10 (D) [97.305]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
What emission types are Technician control operators allowed to use on
the amateur 23-centimeter band?
A. Only data and phone
B. Only CW and data
C. Only CW and phone
D. All amateur emission privileges authorized for use on the band

T1C11 @New (C) [97.305c]
On what frequencies within the 70-centimeter band in ITU Region 2 may
image emissions be transmitted?
A. 420.0 - 420.1 MHz only
B. 430.0 - 440.0 MHz only
C. 420.0 - 450.0 MHz only
D. 440.0 - 450.0 MHz only

T1D Responsibility of licensee; station control; control operator
requirements; station identification; points of communication and
operation; business communications

T1D01 @T1A01 (D) [97.3a13]
What is the control point of an amateur station?
A. The on/off switch of the transmitter
B. The input/output port of a packet controller
C. The variable frequency oscillator of a transmitter
D. The location at which the control operator function is performed

T1D02 @N1G02 (C) [97.103a]
Who is responsible for the proper operation of an amateur station?
A. Only the control operator
B. Only the station licensee
C. Both the control operator and the station licensee
D. The person who owns the station equipment

T1D03 @N1G04 (D) [97.103a]
What is your responsibility as a station licensee?
A. You must allow another amateur to operate your station upon
request
B. You must be present whenever the station is operated
C. You must notify the FCC if another amateur acts as the control
operator
D. You are responsible for the proper operation of the station in
accordance with the FCC rules

T1D04 @N1G05 (C) [97.103b]
Who may be the control operator of an amateur station?
A. Any person over 21 years of age
B. Any person over 21 years of age with a General class license or
higher
C. Any licensed amateur chosen by the station licensee
D. Any licensed amateur with a Technician class license or higher

T1D05 @N1G08 (B) [97.105b]
If you are the control operator at the station of another amateur who
has a higher class license than yours, what operating privileges are
you allowed?
A. Any privileges allowed by the higher license
B. Only the privileges allowed by your license
C. All the emission privileges of the higher license, but only the
frequency privileges of your license
D. All the frequency privileges of the higher license, but only the
emission privileges of your license

T1D06 @N1G10 (A) [97.109b]
*Modified Q for Rules changes
When an amateur station is transmitting, where must its control
operator be?
A. At the station's control point
B. Anywhere in the same building as the transmitter
C. At the station's entrance, to control entry to the room
D. Anywhere within 50 km of the station location

T1D07 @N1H01 (C) [97.119a]
How often must an amateur station be identified?
A. At the beginning of a contact and at least every ten minutes after
that
B. At least once during each transmission
C. At least every ten minutes during and at the end of a contact
D. At the beginning and end of each transmission

T1D08 @N1H03 (A) [97.119a]
What identification, if any, is required when two amateur stations
begin communications?
A. No identification is required
B. One of the stations must give both stations' call signs
C. Each station must transmit its own call sign
D. Both stations must transmit both call signs

T1D09 @N1H04 (C) [97.119a]
What identification, if any, is required when two amateur stations end
communications?
A. No identification is required
B. One of the stations must transmit both stations' call signs
C. Each station must transmit its own call sign
D. Both stations must transmit both call signs

T1D10 @N1H06 (B) [97.119a]
What is the longest period of time an amateur station can operate
without transmitting its call sign?
A. 5 minutes
B. 10 minutes
C. 15 minutes
D. 30 minutes

T1D11 @T1C12 (A) [97.305a]
What emission type may always be used for station identification,
regardless of the transmitting frequency?
A. CW
B. RTTY
C. MCW
D. Phone

T1D12 @T1C16 (C) [97.119e]
If you are a Technician licensee with a Certificate of Successful
Completion of Examination (CSCE) for a Morse code exam, how should you
identify your station when transmitting on the 10 meter band?
A. You must give your call sign followed by the words "plus plus"
B. You must give your call sign followed by the words "temporary
plus"
C. No special form of identification is needed
D. You must give your call sign and the location of the VE
examination where you obtained the CSCE

T1E Third-party communication; authorized and prohibited
transmissions; permissible one-way communication

T1E01 @T1E07 (D) [97.11a2]
What kind of payment is allowed for third-party messages sent by an
amateur station?
A. Any amount agreed upon in advance
B. Donation of repairs to amateur equipment
C. Donation of amateur equipment
D. No payment of any kind is allowed

T1E02 @N1I08 (A) [97.3a44]
What is the definition of third-party communications?
A. A message sent between two amateur stations for someone else
B. Public service communications for a political party
C. Any messages sent by amateur stations
D. A three-minute transmission to another amateur

T1E03 @N1I09 (B) [97.3a44]
What is a "third party" in amateur communications?
A. An amateur station that breaks in to talk
B. A person who is sent a message by amateur communications other
than a control operator who handles the message
C. A shortwave listener who monitors amateur communications
D. An unlicensed control operator

T1E04 @T1E08 (D) [97.115a2]
When are third-party messages allowed to be sent to a foreign country?
A. When sent by agreement of both control operators
B. When the third party speaks to a relative
C. They are not allowed under any circumstances
D. When the US has a third-party agreement with the foreign country
or the third party is qualified to be a control operator

T1E05 @T1E09 (A) [97.115b1]
If you let an unlicensed third party use your amateur station, what
must you do at your station's control point?
A. You must continuously monitor and supervise the third-party's
participation
B. You must monitor and supervise the communication only if contacts
are made in countries that have no third-party communications
agreement with the US
C. You must monitor and supervise the communication only if contacts
are made on frequencies below 30 MHz
D. You must key the transmitter and make the station identification

T1E06 @N1H05 (B) [97.115c]
Besides normal identification, what else must a US station do when
sending third-party communications internationally?
A. The US station must transmit its own call sign at the beginning of
each communication, and at least every ten minutes after that
B. The US station must transmit both call signs at the end of each
communication
C. The US station must transmit its own call sign at the beginning of
each communication, and at least every five minutes after that
D. Each station must transmit its own call sign at the end of each
transmission, and at least every five minutes after that

T1E07 @N1I05 (A) [97.113b]
When is an amateur allowed to broadcast information to the general
public?
A. Never
B. Only when the operator is being paid
C. Only when broadcasts last less than 1 hour
D. Only when broadcasts last longer than 15 minutes

T1E08 @N1I06 (A) [97.113a4, 97.113e]
When is an amateur station permitted to transmit music?
A. Never, except incidental music during authorized rebroadcasts of
space shuttle communications
B. Only if the transmitted music produces no spurious emissions
C. Only if it is used to jam an illegal transmission
D. Only if it is above 1280 MHz, and the music is a live performance

T1E09 @N1I07 (C) [97.113a4]
When is the use of codes or ciphers allowed to hide the meaning of an
amateur message?
A. Only during contests
B. Only during nationally declared emergencies
C. Never, except when special requirements are met
D. Only on frequencies above 1280 MHz

T1E10 @T1E04 (B) [97.3a10, 97.113b]
Which of the following one-way communications may not be transmitted
in the amateur service?
A. Telecommands to model craft
B. Broadcasts intended for the general public
C. Brief transmissions to make adjustments to the station
D. Morse code practice


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